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FNF Sandworm

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The FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm


The FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Fly Tying Materials
Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 1

Step 1

Catch the thread onto the hookshank a litle way from the eye and run down the shank to a posisition opposite the barb.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 2

Step 2

Take a length of FNF Predator 9 (Chewing Gum) around 8 inches / 200mm long and catch in one end onto the hookshank. Then Dab a little superglue onto the thread and allow to dry.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 3

Step 3

Pull the FNF Predator 9 towards you and start to twist it without letting go, keep doing this until the you can see the twists start to tighten.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 4

Step 4

Once happy with the twists, secure the second end onto the hookshank. Stroke the FNF Predator 9 down it's full length between thumb and forefinger to make sure it straightens out.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 5

Step 5

Take some 20lb Monofilament around 1.5 inches / 40mm in length and apply a flame to each end. This should create a "bobble" on each end which should act as a stop when tying in and prevent the mono from pulling out. The mono is going to be used to prevent the tail from wrapping around the hook.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 6

Step 6

Catch one end of the mono onto the side of the hookshank and secure down tighly.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 7

Step 7

Thread the mono through one of the twists of the body of the the FNF Predeator 9 about 3/4 inch / 20mm from the hook bend.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 8

Step 8

Catch in the remaining end of mono onto the hookshank on the opposite side of that done previously. This should have created a loop and hopefully is now acting as a stop to prevent the FNF material coming back on itself when cast. Apply a little superglue to each of the mono bobbles down each side of the hookshank and allow to dry.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 9

Step 9

Take a dumbell and catch in with thread just a short way from the eye, dab some superglue to the upper and lower parts of dumbell where the thread is securing it. Continue to use figure of eight wraps over and under the dumbell.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 10

Step 10

Photo shows the figure of eight wraps on the underside of the dumbell

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 12

Step 12

Create a dubbing loop with the dubbing and wind up the hookshank including over/under the dumbell leaving the thread just behind it. Don't worry about neatness of the dubbing, we will brush the dubbing out at the end.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 13

Step 13

Take a partidge hackle and strip the fluff from the stem at the base of the feather. Take a set of hackle pliers or tweezers and catch the middle part of the festhers tip. Stroke the feather back from the tip with your fingers which should leave the tip clear for tying in.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 14

Step 14

Catch in the feathers tip and dab a little superglue to the tie in point. Leave to dry.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Step 15

Step 15

Catch the feather's stem with hackle pliers and perform 2 or 3 wraps of the feather around the hookshank, each wrap should go in front of the previous and on each turn stroke the feather fibres backwards with your fingers so they aren't snagged with the next wrap. Secure the stem with thread and trim the waste stem. Add a little superglue to the thread and whip finish, trim any waste thread.

Tying the FNF Chewing Gum Sandworm Completed Fly

Final

Once the superglue has dried, take a dubbing brush and brush the dubbing which should remove any unsecured dubbing.

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